Recover in a Supportive Group Environment
At The Joint Replacement Program at Evangelical Community Hospital, patients go through the recovery process as a group – eating, exercising, enjoying activities together and providing encouragement and enthusiastic support to one another.
Studies show that patients who recover as a team reach their goals faster and with fewer complications.
During the recovery process, most patients will have a close friend or family member act as their "coach." The coach plays a very important role in helping the patient reach his or her recovering goals.
Physicians and staff at The Joint Replacement Program consider patient education, group support, involvement of family and friends and positive reinforcement to be critical in the patient's successful recovery.